Cancer Risk

Rate of Obesity-Related Cancers High in the United States

Rate of Obesity-Related Cancers High in the United States

Approximately 40 percent of cancer diagnoses in the U.S. are tied to extra weight; rate higher in older individuals, females.

Childhood-Onset IBD May Increase Adult Cancer Risk

Childhood-Onset IBD May Increase Adult Cancer Risk

Researchers think chronic inflammation in gastrointestinal tract may increase the future risk of gastrointestinal cancers, lymphoid neoplasms, and skin cancer.

Imaging Management of Breast Density, a Controversial Risk Factor for Breast Cancer

Imaging Management of Breast Density, a Controversial Risk Factor for Breast Cancer

[Cancer Control] This research reviews the evidence regarding breast density as a risk factor for the development of breast cancer and presents a management strategy for screening women with dense breasts.

Skin Cancer Prevention Strategies Lacking in Work Settings

Skin Cancer Prevention Strategies Lacking in Work Settings

High occupational UV exposure tied to two-fold increase in skin cancer risk, but prevention strategies in work environments are often underutilized.

Vitamin B6 and B12 Supplements May Up Risk of Lung Cancer in Men

Vitamin B6 and B12 Supplements May Up Risk of Lung Cancer in Men

Vitamin B intake appears to be related to lung cancer risk, but only for men or male smokers.

Obesity in Adolescents Ups Colon and Rectal Cancer Risk in Adulthood

Obesity in Adolescents Ups Colon and Rectal Cancer Risk in Adulthood

Overweight teens in Israel had about a 53 percent higher risk for colon cancer as adults, researchers found.

"Light" Cigarettes and Cancer Risk (Fact Sheet)

"Light" Cigarettes and Cancer Risk (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet examines so-called "light" cigarettes, associated cancer risks, and tar yield ratings.

Vitamin D3 Supplementation Has No Impact on Breast Density Percentage, Breast Cancer Risk

Vitamin D3 Supplementation Has No Impact on Breast Density Percentage, Breast Cancer Risk

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Supplementation with vitamin D3 in premenopausal women does not have a significant effect on breast density percentage, nor does it reduce breast cancer risk.

Obese Men at Higher Risk for Aggressive Prostate Cancer

Obese Men at Higher Risk for Aggressive Prostate Cancer

Study found taller and heavier males were more likely to develop prostate cancer, and they are also more likely to die of the disease.

Filtered Cigarettes May Increase Rates of Lung Adenocarcinoma

Filtered Cigarettes May Increase Rates of Lung Adenocarcinoma

The design of cigarette filters with ventilation is associated with rising adenocarcinoma rates, research indicates.

Even Small Amounts of Alcohol Can Affect Breast Cancer Risk

Even Small Amounts of Alcohol Can Affect Breast Cancer Risk

Even a small glass of wine each day can increase the odds of both premenopausal and postmenopausal breast cancer, evidence suggests.

Antiperspirants/Deodorants and Breast Cancer (Fact Sheet)

Antiperspirants/Deodorants and Breast Cancer (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet examines possible relationships between use of antiperspirants or deodorants and cancer risk.

Indoor Tanning Costs United States Millions of Dollars in Health Care Costs

Indoor Tanning Costs United States Millions of Dollars in Health Care Costs

Skin cancers from ultraviolet light in tanning devices totaled $343.1 million in 2015 alone, researchers say.

Earlier and Later Adult BMI Associated With Multiple Myeloma Risk

Earlier and Later Adult BMI Associated With Multiple Myeloma Risk

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Younger and usual adult body mass index (BMI) may be linked to increased risk for developing multiple myeloma, research indicates.

A New Targeted Approach Suggested for Virus-Related Cancers

A New Targeted Approach Suggested for Virus-Related Cancers

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Researchers may have uncovered a way to target treatment for cancers that have a viral component.

Long Duration of Exposure to Work-Related Stress May Affect Cancer Development

Long Duration of Exposure to Work-Related Stress May Affect Cancer Development

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Prolonged exposure to work-related stress has been associated with an increased likelihood of colon, lung, rectal, and stomach cancer and non-Hodgkin lymphoma, research indicates.

Risk of Skin Cancer Does Not Dissuade Most College Students Who Tan Indoors

Risk of Skin Cancer Does Not Dissuade Most College Students Who Tan Indoors

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Despite being aware of the risks, college students continued to use tanning beds, a study found.

Obesity Increases Risk for Transformation of MGUS to Multiple Myeloma

Obesity Increases Risk for Transformation of MGUS to Multiple Myeloma

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Researchers sought to determine the influence of obesity on the transformation of MGUS, an asymptomatic plasma cell neoplasm, to multiple myeloma.

Formaldehyde and Cancer Risk (Fact Sheet)

Formaldehyde and Cancer Risk (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet examines sources of formaldehyde and possible health risks posed by this chemical.

CDC: Tobacco-Linked Cancers Still Make Up 40 Percent of All Cancers

CDC: Tobacco-Linked Cancers Still Make Up 40 Percent of All Cancers

Fewer people smoking, but cancer burden still high in the U.S.

Snus Linked to Higher Risk of Prostate Cancer Mortality

Snus Linked to Higher Risk of Prostate Cancer Mortality

Safety of the smokeless tobacco product called into question after a study links it to increased prostate cancer mortality.

Obesity Increases Risk for Secondary Primary Cancers in Men

Obesity Increases Risk for Secondary Primary Cancers in Men

There is a higher risk of secondary primary cancer in obese male survivors versus the general population.

Helicobacter Pylori and Cancer Risk (Fact Sheet)

Helicobacter Pylori and Cancer Risk (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet explores the links, both negative and positive, that Helicobacter pylori may have with gastric and other cancer types.

Western Diet May Help Contribute to Dense Breasts

Western Diet May Help Contribute to Dense Breasts

Study data indicate that women who ate a Western diet also had 46 percent higher risk of breast cancer.

Cumulative Cancer Risk in TP53+ Patients Varies by Cancer Type

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Cumulative Cancer Risk in TP53+ Patients Varies by Cancer Type

No Association Between Erectile Dysfunction Drugs and Prostate Cancer

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Despite previous research demonstrating that the use of PDE-5 inhibitors such as sildenafil, tadalafil, and vardenafil may reduce the risk for developing prostate cancer, a new study suggests that these agents do not prevent prostate cancer.

Water Contaminated With Arsenic Linked to Skin Cancer in U.S.

Water Contaminated With Arsenic Linked to Skin Cancer in U.S.

Association occurred at arsenic concentrations below 2001 EPA maximum.

Researchers Estimate Familial Prostate Cancer Risk

Researchers Estimate Familial Prostate Cancer Risk

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Researchers in Sweden have, for the first time, estimated the risk of developing various types of prostate cancer for men with brothers and/or fathers with the disease.

Diabetes Associated With Higher Risk of Most Cancers During Certain Time Periods

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Patients with diabetes had a significantly higher risk of most cancers, but only in the 10 years prior to and in the 3 months after diabetes diagnosis.

aHSCT Should Be Standard of Care for HIV-Related Lymphoma

aHSCT Should Be Standard of Care for HIV-Related Lymphoma

Patients living with HIV are at high risk for lymphoma,according to recent study data, and recent autologous hematopoietic stem-cell transplantation may be preferable for these patients.

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